2023 Annual Meeting Scholarships Available – Deadline 6/15

2023 Annual Meeting Scholarships Available – Deadline June 15

The Idaho State Bar is offering a limited number of scholarships to the 2023 Annual Meeting, July 19-21, at JUMP in Boise. The scholarships will include full registration, tickets to the social events and per diem up to $100 per day for travel and lodging. The scholarships are designed to provide assistance to those attorneys who, due to financial or professional circumstances, would otherwise be unable to attend.

To apply for scholarship, please fill out this 2023 Annual Meeting Scholarship Request Form.  If you have any questions, please contact the ISB Commissioner who represents your judicial district or the ISB Program and Legal Education Director Teresa Baker.

The Fourth District Bar, the Sixth District Bar and the Idaho Women Lawyers are also providing several scholarships.  If you are a member of any of these organizations and would like to apply for one of their scholarships, please use the same Scholarship Request form and the applications will be forward to the District Bar officers for their review.

Deadline for scholarship requests is Thursday, June 15, 2023

2023 Access to Justice 5K Fund Run & Walk – 6/10

Join us June 10th at 10 am at Fort Boise Park

Register by May 18th to get an event t-shirt!

Registration Fees:

$25 Adults ( 18 and Up)

$15 Youth (13-17)

$10 Kids (12 & Under)

Interested in being a sponsor of the event? Email Maureen Braley for more information.

We are looking for volunteers to help on the day of the event. Please contact Calle Belodoff if interested!

Amendments to Idaho Supreme Court Rules

Amendments to Idaho Court Administrative Rule 43a

Adoption of Idaho Court Administrative Rule (I.C.A.R.) 100

2023 Idaho Law Review Symposium – April 7, 2023

You’re invited to the 2023 Idaho Law Review Symposium on Friday, April 7, 2023 at the College of Law’s Boise campus located at 501 W. Front Street. The topic this year is Hot Topics in Health Law and includes a series of panel discussions on—you guessed it—health law.  Each panel can be attended virtually by Zoom or in person at the College of Law’s Boise campus, and practitioners can also earn up to 4.0 FREE MCLE credits for attending.  Topics include:

9:00 am – 10:15 am : Hot Topics in Health Law – Behavioral Health

10:45 am – 12:00 pm : Hot Topics in Health Law – Medicaid

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm : Lunch Break

1:30 pm – 2:45 : Hot Topics in Health Law – Vaccines and COVID-19

3:15 – 4:30 : Hot Topics in Health Law – Reproductive Rights 

4:30 – 6:00 : Symposium Reception and Networking

Additionally, there will be a happy hour social event following the final afternoon panel discussion. We hope you will mark your calendars and join us on April 7th !  A detailed agenda and registration link for the symposium can be found here RSVP here If you have any questions, please email Lauren Smyser (smys1464@vandals.uidaho.edu).

The Spotlight Edition is seeking submissions

We are currently seeking articles for the Idaho Law Review’s online publishing platform, Spotlight. Unlike the law review’s other publications, the Spotlight edition (found here) is an exclusively online platform that typically features shorter length articles between 1,000–2,000 words from any members of the Idaho legal community about current Idaho legal topics and issues. If you are interested in publishing an article, submissions should be sent to review@uidaho.edu, with the subject ATTN: Spotlight. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2023.

Idaho Supreme Court to Hold Annual Memorial Service – 3/8

The Idaho Supreme Court will hold its annual Memorial Service at 10 a.m. MT on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at the Supreme Court building in Boise.

The Memorial Service honors judges and members of the Idaho State Bar who recently passed away. Remarks will be delivered in memory of those honored and several memorial resolutions will be read.

The service will take place in the Idaho Supreme Court courtroom and will be streamed online through Idaho In Session.  

Information about this year’s service — including the memorial program and book once they are available — can be found at isc.idaho.gov/Memorial-Service. A recording will be published on that same page after the service concludes. The document below lists the judges and attorneys who will be remembered at this year’s ceremony. The Court invites their family and friends to view the memorial service at the link above.

2023 Memorial Service Name List

MCLE Compliance Extension Deadline- 3/1

Each active member of the Bar must complete 30 hours of MCLE credit, including 3 hours of ethics, every three (3) years. Extensions until March 1, 2023 are available. The extension fee is $100. More information on MCLE Compliance.

If there are credits that need to be added to your records please use our MCLE Application Form or MCLE Attendance Form

If your MCLE reporting period ends in 2022, please remember live webcasts qualify for live credit. Search for ISB/ILF live courses on our website by clicking here.  These include webcast, audio streams and in-person courses.  To search by topic for ISB/ILF on-demand courses that qualify as self-study, please click here. You can search for other Idaho-approved CLE courses developed by other course providers here.

Out of State Reporting

Under Idaho Bar Commission Rule (IBCR) 408, an Idaho State Bar member whose principal office for the practice of law is in another state may use their MCLE compliance from the other state to meet the Idaho MCLE requirements if the attorney meets the Reporting Requirements listed below.

Qualifications. An attorney whose principal office for the practice of law is not in Idaho may comply with the Idaho MCLE requirements by filing a compliance report, on a form prescribed by the Board, certifying that:

  1. The attorney is subject to the mandatory CLE credit requirements in the jurisdiction where his or her principal office for the practice of law is located;
  2. The attorney complied with that jurisdiction’s mandatory CLE requirements within the past three (3) years by submission and approval of the required credits; and
  3. The attorney is currently in compliance with the mandatory CLE credit requirements in that jurisdiction.

Certificate of Compliance.  An attorney submitting a compliance report from another state must provide a mandatory CLE certificate of compliance, or similar verification, from the other jurisdiction that includes the following information:

  1. Confirmation that the attorney is in compliance with the mandatory CLE requirements;
  2. The attorney’s current mandatory CLE reporting period;
  3. The date that the attorney’s previous mandatory CLE reporting period ended; and
  4. Confirmation that the attorney complied with the mandatory CLE requirements by submission of approved credits during the previous reporting period.

Use our online Licensing Forms Upload to submit these completed forms.


  1. Satisfaction of CLE requirements in Alaska or Hawaii does not satisfy Idaho’s mandatory CLE requirements.
  2. Attorneys licensed in other jurisdictions are not exempted from the New Admittee Education requirements.
  3. Attorneys claiming specialty certification shall comply with the requirements of the applicable certifying organization for completion of CLE credits in the specialty area.
  4. Attorneys who transferred to Active status under IBCR 306 shall comply with the CLE requirements applicable to the Transfer.

For more information, view the Idaho Bar Commission Rules Section IV.

Idaho Code Commission Position Opening – Deadline 2/14

Pursuant to Idaho Code Section 73-203, the Board of Commissioners of the Idaho State Bar are responsible for nominating bar members to serve on the Idaho Code Commission. The appointments are made by the Governor for six-year terms. The term of one of the Code Commissioners expired on December 1, 2022. The bar is seeking attorneys interested in the position. If you are interested in serving on the Code Commission, please submit a letter of interest and a current bio to the ISB executive director Diane Minnich, dminnich@isb.idaho.gov,  by February 14, 2023.  For information on the duties and responsibilities of the Code Commission contact Andy Doman, Code Commission chair or Phil McGrane, Idaho Secretary of State. 

Access to Fastcase While System is Temporarily Down

Idaho State Bar members may notice that the link to Fastcase on our website is temporarily rerouting to a page that is not allowing access to accounts. Fastcase is working on resolving this issue. In the meantime, Fastcase members can sign up for a trial account here: Fastcase Gateway

This will provide immediate access to Fastcase, but as it is a separate account you will not have access to their history or folders.

We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to have this issue fixed soon.